Monday, October 12, 2015

Hello Dear Friend

Hi all! Just popping in with a card I made this weekend that is inspired by the Think Pink Challenge over at the Avery Elle Challenge Blog

The card front is embossed with the Bead Board Embossing Folder from Taylored Expressions. Next I cut a tag, stenciled the pattern on the tag, and matted the tag with gold card stock.

I just love these flowers from the Peonies Stamp Set by Avery Elle. I stamped flowers and the leaves on watercolor paper in Delicata Golden Glitz Ink and embossed with gold embossing powder and then watercolored the images. The flowers and leaves are die cut with the Peonies Elle-ments Dies.

The sentiment is included in the Peonies Stamp Set and stamped on vellum. The pretty sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.

Have a great week!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Maya Road and Ruby Rock-It Swap

Hi!! I am up on the Maya Road Design Team Blog . I am sharing a couple of cards I made for the Maya Road and Ruby Rock-It Swap. You can stop by and take a look HERE. Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Merry Christmas Ornament Shaker

It was a very busy weekend but I did get a chance to play with a few new products from Paper Smooches and add one more card to my Christmas Card stash and play along the this week's challenge on the Paper Smooches Blog

I started by embossing white card stock for the card front with the Holly Embossing Folder from Taylored Expressions. Then I used the  Large Ornament Die from Paper Smooches to die cut the ornament directly into the card front. I like this die because you can decide how how large you would like the ornament to be.

I placed a piece of acetate behind the ornament and used foam tape to form the shaker. I dropped in sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and adhered the layers together.

I added a top to the ornament with dies in Large Ornament Die and hung the ornament with gold twine. The holly leaves are added with the Holly Die.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 5, 2015

In Your Heart and in Your Home

Thanks for stopping by! I have on of my favorite cards I made for Taylored Expressions October Release to share today. I just love the Door to Door Die Set and this month Taylor added the Door To Door Winter Decor Die Set to coordinate with the Die Set. 

I started by embossing the card front with the Brick Embossing Folder and highlighting the bricks with Copic Markers. I used the Door to Door Die Set  to create the door and the stairs. The wreath and the the pots for the plants are created with the Door to Door Decor Die Set.

With the new Door To Door Winter Decor Die Set I added snow to the door top and on the stairs, a bow to the wreath,  and die cut the trees with the ornaments on top.

The sentiment is from the new In & Out Christmas Stamp Set.

Have a good week!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Taylored Expressions October Release

 It's release day at Taylored Expressions!!  All the new October products are now available at the TE web store NOW!

Today I have a couple of cards showcasing the new Perfect Picture - Vertical Die. There are two different size dies in this set. My first card uses the larger die.

The larger die in the Perfect Picture - Vertical Die Set is perfect for creating a scene. I use the Build a Scene - Rolling Hills die to cut the snowy hill from white glittered card stock The church is cut with the new Little Bits - Church Die and the trees with the new Build a Scene – Winter Trees Dies.

I used white ink to dust the trees with snow. The background paper is from the new Build a Scene - Christmas 6x6 paper pack. 

On my second card I created a shaker with the smaller die in the Perfect Picture - Vertical Die Set. I stamped a sentiment from the new In & Out Christmas Stamp Set in Gold Delicata Golden Glitz Ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. The In & Out Christmas Stamp Set is one the best holiday sentiment set I have ever owned! The Build a Scene - Christmas Sequins are also new this month.

I added two borders of snowy hills with the Build a Scene - Rolling Hills die and the trees with the new Build a Scene – Winter Trees Dies. The background paper is also from the Build a Scene - Christmas 6x6 paper pack. 

 On my last card I used the Perfect Picture - Vertical Die to create a photo Christmas card, simple to put together and easy to mail. 

Thanks for visiting! If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete list of our participating designers!

Here are links to products I used to create my cards:

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Going Batty

It's the 1st of October  and time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge! I hope you get a chance to play along. The LEAD of this challenge will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!

Here's my take on the challenge. I didn't have any bats so I went with a Halloween theme. 

I started by cutting down a standard lunch size paper bag and covering the front of the bag with patterned paper. The spider web is from Tim Holtz, along with the "halloween" sentiment.

The tag is cut with the Label Stacklets 3 from Taylored Expressions. To create the pumpkin I cut seven circles, scored them down the middle, and adhered them together Scor-Pal 1/4 tape. "Happy" is die cut with a new sentiment die from Maya Road. Love the pretty font!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you get a change to play along!

Stop by the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Going Batty for the challenge details and to play along with us!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Taylored Expressions October Sneak Peeks - Simply Stamped Pinecones

Welcome to Day 1 of Taylored Expressions October Release Sneak Peeks! This release is all about getting ready for the Holidays! I am sharing a project today that I created with the new Simply Stamped Pinecones Stamp Set and the coordinating Simply Stamped Pinecones Dies

Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win.

Aren't these Pinecone pretty!  The larger Pinecones in the set are created by layering four stamps. The fourth stamp adds a layer of snow. I stamped the snow with white pigment ink and embossed with white embossing powder. I stamped the evergreen branches on Toffee Card Stock and splattered white paint. 

The sentiment is also from the stamp set. The patterned paper is from the Simple Stories Claus & Co 6x6 Pad. 

I used the new Stitched Circle Stacklets to cut the circles. The snowflakes are die cut with the new Little Bits Snowflakes.

All the new products will be released on Thursday, the  1st of October at 7 AM PST.

If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of all our participating Designers HERE!

Here are the products I used to create my card: